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Pavilion Gardens Cafe

Royal Pavilion Grounds | New Road, Brighton BN1 1UG, England
+44 1273 730712
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good38%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“rock cakes” (12 reviews)
“baguette” (3 reviews)
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Royal Pavilion Grounds | New Road, Brighton BN1 1UG, England
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

What can I say. one of Brighton's Icons. Cakes, sandwiches, baked spuds and rock cakes like your Granny made. Open air situated in the Royal Pavilion Estate Gardens, enjoy just sitting and people watching or there's a time table of various entertainments, brass bands etc....More

Thank pencooper
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2015

Thanks for all those lovely comments about our special open air cafe in the gardens - as you say don't miss it if you are in Brighton. "An Oasis in the Heart of the City"

Reviewed 9 September 2015

This little Cafe is a regular stop off place when shopping or strolling through Brighton. a good selection of drinks, snacks and cakes can be purchased and consumed at one of the rustic tables under the canopy of the trees. this Cafe is what it...More

Thank BrightonSkiers
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2015

Thanks for your comments about our food, drink and snacks.

Reviewed 31 August 2015

Stopped here for a cuppa & it was a decent mug for £1.30. Service friendly & lots of delicious cakes and pastries to choose from. Great outside seating area overlooking the park. Really nice setting to stop for refreshments, recharge the batteries & chill out...More

Thank Graham M
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2015

As you said it is a nice place to chill out. Thanks for the compliments about the tea, cakes and friendly service.

Reviewed 23 August 2015

Great location over looking the pavilion. Good food with very good service. I had a well presented sandwich and a flap jack while my wife had a rock cake. Clearly a very popular and busy location to eat, The furniture is a little tired but...More

Thank Les F
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2015

Thanks for taking the time to write a lovely review about the good food and service.

Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Good for a day out, fresh air and some sun by the Museum, and The Royal Pavilion, live music, good company, good prices, comfortable seating. Wild life eg. Squirrels, herring gull and other birds. Meet local Brighton people.

Thank pc48
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2015

Thanks for all the compliments about the cafe and its lovely setting in the gardens. I agree that it is the place to meet good local Brighton people enjoying the tranquil ambience in the open air..

Reviewed 15 August 2015

Very pleasant young woman and man serving. Came over immediately I arrived at the cafe. Lemon drizzle cake was delicious and cappuccino very good too. Also very reasonably priced. Such a nice change to receive pleasant service.

Thank Christine T
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2015

Glad our customer service exceeded your expectations and that you enjoyed our coffee and cake.

Reviewed 8 August 2015

The best way to enjoy a summers lunch is at this place, buzzing with locals, visitors alike all enjoying the atmospher of this a great city - best jacket potato in town ! With brilliant service - weekends they have live music too.... What else...More

Thank NEILLOVETOTRAVEL
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2015

Thanks for commending our customer service and mentioning we sell the best jacket potatoes in the City.

Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Pavilion Gardens Cafe has great food, drink and staff. I often have the tuna melts as there just the best. The staff are very friendly and the location is perfect to relax and just watch life go by with a nice coffee and rock cake....More

Thank Carlo A
Reviewed 26 July 2015

We stopped here for a coffee during our Brighton Bike Tour. It was great people watching everyone enjoying the gardens on a spectacular summer afternoon.

Thank Julianne A
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2015

Thanks for your complimentary review. I am glad you enjoyed our cafe.

Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

We visited the garden at lunchtime where the city was bustling with students awaiting their graduation at the Pavilion. That said we managed to find a table and were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food and portion sizes. Generous amounts of filling on...More

Thank DaftD
David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2015

I am glad you enjoyed the quality of our food and large portion sizes.

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Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Royal Pavilion Grounds | New Road, Brighton BN1 1UG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 730712
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Description
Established in 1941 in the gardens adjacent to the Royal Pavilion. The cafe is very popular with customers and known for its famous rock cakes baked on the premises daily. Now located between the Royal Pavilion and Theatre Royal and close to the Brighton Dome right in the heart of the Cultural Quarter. This is an Oasis in the Heart of the City.
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